Gervase Phinn – 27 August 2022
East Riding Theatre, 7.30pm: Affectionately dubbed ‘the James Herriot of Schools’, Gervase has written a wide range of academic books, short stories, plays, children’s poetry and fiction. In 2004 he was voted ‘Speaker of the Year’ by the Association of Speakers Clubs and in 2018 received the Variety Yorkshire Legend Award. He is the former President of the School Library Association and is the President of the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama. He is patron of five children’s charities.